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Glenn Harley is a builder of energy efficient homes in Canterbury. After being attracted to the natural, healthy feel of strawbale construction, Glenn now produces high performance homes with lots of insulation and airtight envelopes. Among his recent achievements is building Christchurch's first Passive House. Glenn points to the cost of materials, particularly because monopolies ... [Read more]

In the town of Invermere, about 3 hours west of Calgary in British Columbia, there's a workshop where high performance, energy efficient homes are constructed all year round, regardless of the weather. The workshop is home to Collective Carpentry, a small but inspiring building company doing great things. When first got in touch, I immediately ... [Read more]

  Who's the most influential person in a real estate development? The architect, the owner, the builder...? What about the developer? Real estate developers are often seen as the bad guys, out to make a bunch of money without really caring about the quality of homes or lifestyles resulting from their work. Steve Glenn's philosophy ... [Read more]

Dennis Dowling produces finely crafted, passive energy homes in Queenstown. What's a passive energy home? Basically, it's a good quality one. If you're looking to build a healthy, energy efficient home, then you want to find a building company like DCD. Part of my mission here at Home Style Green is to find these builders ... [Read more]

Polly Bart loves to get muddy. Despite having an undergraduate degree in architecture and a doctorate in city planning, Polly is not an architect. She's a builder and founder of Greenbuilders, Inc. She loves creating, lifting rock and building things. In fact, she loves it so much, she can't understand why everyone doesn't want to build things! ... [Read more]

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